SHFE stainless steel futures set for Sept 25 launch

Stainless steel futures will begin trading on the Shanghai Futures Exchange on September 25, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said last week. “The development of stainless steel futures will provide market participants with an open, transparent and constant price indication as well as a highly effective risk-management tool […] to promote the stable and healthy…

British Steel’s TSP Projects Unit Sold to SYSTRA

British Steel’s official receiver announced that TSP Projects, a wholly owned subsidiary of British Steel, which entered compulsory liquidation May 22, has been sold to rail transport engineering and consultancy firm SYSTRA Ltd. Based in York UK TSPP provides consultancy, design, engineering and on-site project management services. The sale of TSPP’s shares to SYSTRA Ltd,…

China’s iron ore concentrates output in lull

Daily iron ore concentrates output among the 186 Chinese mining companies remained largely unchanged on week over August 16-29 at 519,400 t/d after a robust July, as China’s domestic steel market went into contraction starting August, according to Mysteel’s latest survey on the market. Their daily output was merely 100 tonnes/day or 0.02% higher than…

BOI denies Chinese firm’s steel project application

The Board of Investments (BOI) has denied the application of Chinese firm Sanjia-Steel Corporation to invest P800 million for the production of reinforcing steel bars (rebars) using coreless electric furnace smelting technology because it will employ obsolete and pollution-causing technologies. In its July 18, 2019 meeting, the BOI Board “resolved to deny Philippine Sanjia-Steel Corporation’s…